Ask anyone involved in track cycling, and theyâ€™ll tell you that there are two undeniable truths about the sport they love: The first is that if a person has never ridden a velodrome, it isnâ€™t always easy to get a beginner out to their local track for the first time. The second though, is that once people do come out, it isnâ€™t hard to get them to come back time and time again.Â
American interest in track cycling continues to grow thanks in part to the recent success of American women on the world stage, including a silver medal in the womenâ€™s team pursuit in the London Olympics. But still, the question remains how to get more people, especially females, involved in the sportÂ Â …Â More
Beginning in 2013, USA Cycling will enact the following changes as it relates to upgrades to road and cyclo-cross licenses.
The cyclo-cross upgrade section was rewritten to more closely match the road. There are two ways to upgrade, voluntary and mandatory. The number of points is now given for each of the mandatory upgrades. Please note that junior women are exempt from a mandatory upgrade to Category 2.
Cyclo-cross riders must upgrade fromÂ Â …Â More
USA Cycling on Friday unveiled its 2013 national championship calendar, highlighted by several new locations for events.
â€œWe are excited about all of our national championships venues,â€ Vice President of National Events Micah Rice said. â€œOur new locations in Tennessee, Pennsylvania and North Carolina have really stepped up and weâ€™re looking forward to great events for our members. Whatâ€™s also exciting is that our relationships with our existing venues continue to get stronger and those events will continue to grow.â€
The marquee event for cyclingâ€™s national governing body, the 2013Â Â …Â More
Last Sunday in (usually) sunny San Diego, I raced the SheRox Triathlon, compliments of race sponsor Toyota. Unfortunately, the sun did not make an appearance on race day, but heavy mist did. While a light drizzle is inconsequential during a swim and can be downright refreshing on a run, wet roads are not the safest for slick-tired road bikes. Rainy conditions do not mean you need to abandon biking altogether, but you do need to be a bit more cautious on the road whether you’re cycling to work or tackling a tri.
Here are four ways to play it safe on two wheels when the roads are wetÂ Â Â …Â More